Following his fourth Madrid Masters title yesterday, Rafael Nadal returned to the top spot in the 2014 ATP points race, moving ahead of Stanislas Wawrinka who has held No. 1 for much of the season.
Nadal also guaranteed himself that he will hold the 52-week No. 1 ranking entering the French Open (he will be the top seed), though No. 2 Novak Djokovic could overtake him in Paris.
Rafa is tied with Wawrinka for the lead in ATP titles this season with three. And he leads all players with two titles on clay.
Here are the Top 10 in terms of 2014 ATP ranking points only (top 8 qualify for London):
1 Nadal, Rafael (ESP), 3,865
2 Wawrinka, Stanislas (SUI), 3,545
3 Djokovic, Novak (SRB), 3,050
4 Federer, Roger (SUI), 2,920
5 Berdych, Tomas (CZE), 2,465
6 Nishikori, Kei (JPN), 2,125
7 Ferrer, David (ESP), 1,800
8 Dimitrov, Grigor (BUL), 1,445
9 Fognini, Fabio (ITA), 1,310
10 Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR), 1,220
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